Browsing Tag: Delta Air Lines

Finnair MD-11 (OH-LGB) taking off in the moon light

Finnair MD-11 (OH-LGB) taking off in the moon light

It is that time again where I have quite a few blogs I never got around to blogging and they aren’t really timely anymore. Instead of just hitting delete, I want to still share the stories with you folks. Here they are:

* Photos and Video of a United Airlines Airbus A319 that had a landing gear failure. (via Flight Global)

* Get free cookies and toothbrushes at airports. (via USAToday)

* Delta Air Lines converts airports from Northwest Airlines to Delta. (via Delta Blog)

* An Antonov AN-124 flew a mobile Air Traffic Control unit to Haiti. (via Aviation Week)

* Qantas Airlines is getting rid of some of their business class. (via Aviation Week)

* Finnair has stopped flying the MD-11. Which is a total shame! (via Things in the Sky & Cranky Flier)

* People calling for a ban on pets being allowed in passenger cabins. (via The Independent)

* Google maps now showing live flights in Europe. (via tnooz)

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Image: KalleA
"Deltalina" who stars in Delta's safety videos says "no fighting on the plane"

"Deltalina" who stars in Delta's safety videos says "no fighting on the plane"

Stories of passengers getting all riled up on a flight are not too rare. However, having two flight attendants getting into a fight and canceling a flight are pretty rare.

Two flight attendants, with some obvious issues, were aboard Delta Connection (run by Pinnacle Airlines) flight 887 from Rochester, NY to Atlanta and decided to get into a fight.

We aren’t talking about using mere words, one of the passengers, Steve Mazur witnessed that the two flight attendants, “got into a fistfight on the plane.” The Captain wanted nothing of this, but instead of just kicking off the flight attendants, everyone on the plane was told they needed to get off.

A spokesperson for Pinnacle Airlines states there was no physical contact made between the flight attendants, but only a “verbal disagreement.” Either way, the flight attendants will not be working until this is all sorted out.

Delta worked with the kicked off passengers to arrange other flights to their final destination.

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Source: AJC
Can you find the three generations of Delta Air Line logos on the baggage carts?

Can you find the three generations of Delta Air Line logos on the baggage carts?

A group of passengers were just ending a nice vacation involving sun, a cruise ship and the Caribbean. The last leg of their trip was on Delta Air Lines flight 1487 from Atlanta to Denver. When the group of 10 got their bags, they quickly noticed something was wrong.

“Our bags were the last ones to come out of the baggage carousel and they were just smelling profusely,” Michael Jobin said, one of the travellers. Apparently the bags of the entire group group, and those of another couple, were soaked in an unknown fluid.

They first assumed the fluid might have been jet fuel. Then a Delta Air Lines spokes person said their bags had been, “exposed to deicing fluid and is working to reach out to these customers to ensure that their claims are resolved.” However, later the airline was not able to confirm exactly what kind of liquid the bags were exposed to.

Some of the passengers have tried to wash the smell out, but have had no luck. Now some are considering their luggage hazardous waste. Delta is reassuring the passengers they will help to resolve the passenger’s claims.

I have had my bags a bit wet before, but only from rain or snow. It seems very odd that so many bags would be not only soaked, but in an unknown fluid. No word if the passengers got a refund of their checked bag fees.

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Source: ABC News Image: So Cal Metro

This great, 4minute video takes you the history of Northwest Airlines. From their first flight to a nod to the merger at the end. The video shows a few employees saying, “the sun will never set on Northwest Airlines,” however at the very end there is an animated  Northwest tail that flips around and shows the Delta livery, showing they realize that the sun will soon set on the Northwest Airlines livery.